MER21C (DF0000740)

MER21C (Long Terminal Repeat) for ERVL endogenous retrovirus


MER21C may have evolved from MER21B by partial duplication of rougly the 5' terminal 90bp. Has 5 bp TSDs. Note that MER stands for MEdium Reiteration frequency interspersed repeat. As such, MERs as a group are a grab bag of DNA transposons and retrotransposons.


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERVL Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 938 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 495.7. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 1937 4160 1547 3106
Homo sapiens 3688 13055 3506 11266

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER21C [Requires Repbase registration]